annual collection 2016
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NEW YEAR CUSTOMS

  Formerly, December was called verbatim the “Knitting needle” month, and “Sheepskin Coat” month, the month of “Snow” or “St. Andrew’s” month.   In the world of the Romanian village the traditions and customs from bygone times are the unwritten national treasure and folk wisdom, which unite the pre-Christian and Christian practices. Some of them have been forgotten, but others continue up to this day…

GOLDEN STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN (II)

With a life dedicated to theatre and the stage, for which they were rewarded with applause, numerous awards and diplomas, Romanian actors have earned the public’s respect and attention. From now on, they will always remain in the memory of those who have appreciated them for their talent and dedication in doing their vocation. As a sign of respect and appreciation for the Masters…

LIVE HEALTHY! BIBLE FOODS (I)

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Genesis 1:29 The Bible gives us much information on food and many rules about healthy nutrition. These simple and modest foods can…

CHRISTMAS 2016

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the spiritual rebirth of Christians around the world, being celebrated every year on December 25th. To properly celebrate the Nativity, Romfilatelia has prepared, as we do every year, the issue “Christmas” consisting of two stamps and a perforated souvenir sheet. One of the stamps of the issue reproduces the image of an icon…

25 YEARS, WORLD BANK IN ROMANIA

The World Bank Group (WBG) is the leading international organization that provides financial and technical assistance to countries around the world. The institutional mission is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity for the poorest 40 percent of people. The World Bank Group consists of five institutions – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), International Finance…

ENGINES, A ROYAL PASSION

Over the years, cars, motorcycles and planes were for King Michael I both a hobby and a way to defend oneself from all pressures and tensions of life, a fact which Romfilatelia brings to the attention of a larger audience through the postage stamp issue “Engines, a Royal Passion”. The first vehicle driven by His Majesty was in 1927 when at age 6 he…

Romanian collections: CORKSCREWS (I)

The historical evolution of the corkscrew can be seen in the largest collection in the world, located in Bucharest. The collection was certified by Guinness World Records in 2015 and, meanwhile, it came to surpass 26,000 different pieces. Not only the number is impressive, but also the quality of the pieces. Romfilatelia dedicates to this valuable collection a new philatelic issue from the series…

DISCOVER ROMANIA,MUNTENIA

Wallachia proper is a historical region of Romania made up of Muntenia (known as Greater Wallachia) and Oltenia (or Lesser Wallachia). Wallachia has as its birth record a decisive battle of the Wallachian Prince Basarab I and the King of Hungary, Charles Robert, a battle in which victory went to the Wallachians in the confrontation of Posada. The year inscribed in the pages of…

BEYOND THE FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE LASER VALLEY – LAND OF LIGHTS

“The best way we can predict the future is to create it.” USA President Abraham Lincoln   According to some testimonies of locals and some documents in the state archives, Magurele was Lady Stanca’s dowry estate and Michael the Brave passed the inheritance to a niece of theirs, Ilinca daughter of Nicolae Voivode Patrascu, who in turn, left it to her son Stefan Voivode…

AVIATION, ANNIVERSARIES FROM COANDA TO F-16

Romanians are a people proud of their past in aeronautics. Ever since the first appearance of airplanes, among the pioneers of the world there were Romanians who have contributed greatly to the development of flight by means heavier than air. Romfilatelia dedicates a new postage stamp issue to the anniversaries of this year, suggestively entitled Aviation, Anniversaries; From Coanda to F-16. Among the pioneers…